What exactly is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is done to enhance your natural smile and cover small imperfections at the front of your teeth. With proper care and maintenance, your bonding can last for up to a decade before needing to be replaced. Bonding is made to look and even like your natural teeth. Our doctors will carefully shape the bonding material to create a flawless, finished look.
Why might you need Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is specifically meant to cover up and fill in small imperfections that you might have at the very front of your smile. Before having bonding done, an exam is necessary to determine if this procedure is right for you. Some of the reasons you may want dental bonding include:
- You have cracks in the front of your teeth
- Your front teeth have chipped or slightly broken
- There are spaces and large gaps between your front teeth
- Your teeth aren’t uniform (some larger or smaller than others)
Who is a good candidate for the Dental Bonding procedure?
The majority of adult patients who think they would benefit from dental bonding are good candidates to use the procedure to enhance their smile. Bonding is a cosmetic procedure, so if additional restorative procedures are needed, you’ll need to have that work done first. One of the only ways to know if bonding is right for you is with an exam and consultation. Our doctors can help determine if you would benefit from this smile-changing procedure.
What can you expect during the procedure for Dental Bonding?
The procedure for dental bonding requires little to no anesthesia. The area is prepped before the resin material is applied. Once the area has been fully prepped, the resin, matched to the shade of your natural teeth, is placed onto the tooth and shaped into place. The doctor works meticulously to create a natural-looking tooth. The material is then cured into place, and you will be given aftercare instructions that should be followed carefully. You can expect your dental bonding to last for up to a decade before needing to replace the material.
If you’re interested in the benefits of dental bonding, and would like to schedule an appointment to have it done, our office staff is there to take your call and get you in to be seen.